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Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System

2013, Grade 5 English Language Arts

  Question 7: Open-Response  
Based on the poem, explain how both the dog and the squirrel show confidence. Support your answer with important details from the poem.

Scoring Guide and Sample Student Work
Select a score point in the table below to view the sample student response.

ScoreDescription
4 The response is a clear, complete, and accurate explanation of how both the dog and the squirrel show confidence. The response includes important details from the poem.
4
3 The response is a mostly clear, complete, and accurate explanation of how both the dog and the squirrel show confidence. The response includes relevant but often general details from the poem.
2 The response is a partial explanation of how both the dog and the squirrel show confidence. The response includes limited details from the poem and may include misinterpretations.
1
The response is a minimal explanation of how both the dog and the squirrel show confidence. The response includes few or no details from the poem and may include misinterpretations.
OR
The response relates minimally to the task.
0 The response is incorrect or irrelevant or contains insufficient information to demonstrate comprehension.

Note: There are 2 sample student responses for Score Point 4.

Grade 5 English Language Arts

Question 7: Reading Comprehension
Question 18: Reading Comprehension

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Last Updated: March 21, 2016
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